autogynephilia is one of those words humanity didn't really need but was coined anyway because we need a word for everything

the concept is valid it's just the word seems really ridiculous 🤷


then again I think plain language beats fancy words every time, when possible

unless you're trying to show off or something

jargon is gatekeeping

@Elizafox what are the biggest differences between jargon and labels or abbreviations?

Whenever I meet new groups of people (e.g. mastodon) it feels like a lot of “new jargon” in every sentence, but the explanations take a few seconds, and I can’t imagine any conversation without the shorter forms for things

When people are really helpful, it doesn’t feel like jargon, but just shorter words. Is jargon an epithet specifically for stuff that people get toxic when asked to explain?

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